SIMPSON BAY – The 2nd annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup will be held June 13-15, 2017 on St. Maarten, and is hosted by St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA). The conference venue is Sonesta Maho Beach Resort.
The Caribbean Aviation Meetup is a results-oriented platform for communication between the various stakeholders in the aviation, tourism and investment industries.
Airlift is vital to tourism and tourism is vital to the economies in the entire Caribbean region. The Caribbean is one of the most complicated regions worldwide as for air transportation.
Some 20 speakers are committed; 9 speakers have acknowledged, but cannot fully commit yet (often major international institutions or multinational companies cannot fully commit before January or February 2017). Presentations/speakers will come from 14 countries/territories: Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Barths, Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Lucia, Canada, USA, UK, Czech Republic, Russia (When going by nationality, one would have to add Costa Rica, Venezuela, South Korea, and Austria).
Current speaker up-dated profiles can be viewed at: www.caribavia.com/speakers.htm
Speaker categories by title:
President of World & Tourism Council
Minister of Tourism and Urban Development
Director General at Ministry of Tourism
President of regional Hotel and Tourism Association (also sustainable tourism executive)
President of national Hotel and Tourism Association (also sustainable tourism executive)
Director of Market Management Caribbean (on-line hotel booking)
Airlines (scheduled commercial)
Chairman of the Board
CEO International Charter Broker
VP Latin America & Caribbean flight planning
VP Asian Business Aviation Association also FBO development expert
Executive Director Russian Business Aviation Association
Chief Operations Officer
Civil Aviation Authorities
Director for International Affairs
Director of Planning and Development of Airport Authority (of 13 airports)
Senior Route Development Manager (of 7 airports)
Technical Director of Airport Authority (of 13 airports)
Senior Consultant FBO development, ramp safety, safety management auditor
Senior Consultant safety management systems for airports, airlines, air traffic control
CEO Multi-National Aircraft Maintenance
Caribbean Area Manager International Air Transport Association
Economist, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund
President International Air Rally Organization
Presentations and topics by tags:
Tourism product development
On-line hotel booking
Tourism market development
Tourism/visitors/passenger expectations and demands
Airlift and tourism statistics
Airlift route development
Passenger and tourist taxation
Seaplanes/amphibious aircraft potential
Airline development and operation
Private aviation development
FBO auditing and training
Airport infrastructure architecture/construction
Airport and ramp safety
Emergency and disaster planning
Air traffic control
International aviation event organization
International aviation and travel journalism
Communicating with international media audiences
Currently committed/accredited are 8 international independent aviation/travel journalists who can contribute to 56 international media outlets that they have a working relationship with, and depending on newsworthiness, specific discussed subjects of interest, or persons of interest to be interviewed.
Some journalists may have the opportunity to visit and report on neighboring islands.
Program elements that are related to PJIA (e.g. ATC tower presentation) and local social events will be planned starting in the beginning of the year.